Lesson Plans
English 2 1st Q 16.17 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/05/2016 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
No school--Labor Day

Short class

Intro to class--materials; objectives/standards; scope of the class activities: language, literature, writing; testing; evaluation/grades/gradebook; notebook expectations weekly response to an activity, due Monday; rules: food/drink, cell phones, attendance, prepared, respect,

Intro to class continued

Bias (interpretation)--especially present in the election season and something to be aware of; bias: the opposite of reasoned; slanted delivery of a position, without the balance to make it a good argument; overtly or hidden, positive or negative; everyone prefers, but bias is purposefully one-sided; a person may reveal subconscious bias through word choice (connotation/denotation), selective use of statistics, ignoring the opposition;

three articles: jot down loaded words https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq3tpckKjd8 (5:53)

do http://mediasmarts.ca/sites/mediasmarts/files/pdfs/lesson-plan/Lesson_Bias.pdf (Humphrey Discounts Allegations)

Bias--review Humphrey Discounts Allegations

read Bias, fact, and opinion handout. Contrast the two versions of the event. How do they differ? How does the first one show bias? Respond with a paragraph; due Monday, draft for typing tomorrow

Paragraph writing/structure--MLA format; review topic sent./supporting sent. structure; a topic sentence: The first article on the school incident shows bias in it's use of loaded language. evaluation criteria: IDs loaded language that results in bias; MLA formatted

Bias--hidden in a survey, which results in mis-attribution (the nature of the sample size skews results--the position is mis-attributed to the population as a whole) and misunderstanding

what's wrong with the poll? list two wrongs: read http://www.imediaethics.org/misleading-abcwashington-post-poll-clintons-emails

Type paragraph

Analysis--using what criteria does one choose a candidate for president

Class log due Monday